Category Archives: Led Zeppelin

The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

The Rain Song

This is the springtime of my loving – the second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing – so little warmth I’ve felt before.
It isn’t hard to feel me glowing – I watched the fire that grew so low.

It is the summer of my smiles – flee from me Keepers of the Gloom.
Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.
Ain’t so hard to recognize – These things are clear to all from
time to time.

Talk Talk – I’ve felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us…
But I know that I love you so

These are the seasons of emotion and like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion – I see the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient – Upon us all a little rain must fall.

By Led Zeppelin
1973

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Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – Joan Baez

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‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ is a song written by American Folk singer Anne Bredon, but recorded and immortalized by Joan Baez, another great singer of the 1960s folk guard. The lyrics to this song are quite beautiful. Though the song has that lucid romanticism that could be seen in many songs of the early ’60s, it has had a major impact on rock music when it was covered by Led Zeppelin on their 1969 untitled debut album.

I’m going to post Baez’s version as well as Led Zeppelin’s fantastic cover/remake. Baez is a lovely singer, but Plant, in my opinion, really brings the song to a whole new level of greatness.

Joan Baez version

Led Zeppelin version

Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

Babe, I’m gonna leave you
Tell you when I’m gonna leave you
leave you when ol’summer time,
summer comes a-rolling
leave you when ol’summer comes along
Babe, the highway is a-callin’
the old highway’s a-callin’
callin’me to travel on, travel on out the Westward
callin’me to travel on alone

Babe,I’d like to stay here
you know I’d really like to stay here
my feet start goin’down, goin’down the highway
my feet start goin’down, goin’down alone
Babe,I got to ramble
You know I got to ramble
My feet start goin’down and I got to follow
my feet start goin’down, and I got to go

by Anne Bredon

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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Stairway to Heaven

There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
1971

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin (Video Sharing)

Today I’m going to share a video of Led Zeppelin performing their legendary Stairway to Heaven at Madison Square Garden in 1973.
Enjoy! This live version is perhaps the best and longest.

Mensur
April 7, 2013